Boston Housing Authority

Resident Capacity Program Coordinator

Resident Capacity Program Coordinator

Unit:Exempt

Department:Center for Community Engagement and Civil Rights

Grade:9

Salary Range:$57,815.17 to $67,756.53

Posting Date:Friday, June 22, 2018

Application Deadline:Friday, July 13, 2018

Application Procedure:

E-mail a resume and cover letter to hr@bostonhousing.org, or mail a completed employment application to: Director of Human Resources, Boston Housing Authority, 52 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111.  Please be sure to identify the position you are applying for.

General Description:

The Resident Capacity Coordinator works within the Center for Community Engagement and Civil Rights and will be responsible for coordinating and implementing BHA’s resident capacity-building initiatives across the public housing and Section 8 portfolios. The Coordinator provides Local Tenant Organizations (LTO) with support and technical assistance to implement the BHA’s Tenant Participation Policy and to comply with the Tenant Participation Fund mandates. The Coordinator also provides and/or coordinates broader community trainings and leadership development activities, and assists LTOs in properties undergoing redevelopment to represent residents effectively throughout that process.  In addition, the Coordinator collaborates with the Resident Empowerment Coalition, a group of BHA resident leaders and local advocacy organizations that seeks to build the capacity of resident organizations representing BHA public housing and BHA Section 8 residents.  The Coordinator also supervises any Resident Housing Corps members who are hired to assist with the abovementioned duties.  Weekend and evening hours may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify priority initiatives for resident capacity-building and participation.

  • Develop an annual work plan for priority initiatives, with semi-annual progress reporting.

  • Work collaboratively with the BHA Resident Empowerment Coalition to support the goal of enhancing resident participation and BHA’s relationship with its resident community.

  • Assess the need for specific training, leadership development, mediation or other related activities; conduct and/or coordinate training and leadership development.

  • Create a standard pathway of trainings and support materials for LTOs at properties undergoing redevelopment.

  • Assist Center for Community Engagement and Civil Rights (CCECR) and other BHA departments in engaging residents on various policy and program initiatives.

  • Supervise any Resident Housing Corps Members.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Five years experience in community organizing and/or low-income housing community-based initiatives required and at least one year in a supervisory capacity.  Familiarity with the BHA resident population required. Familiarity with public housing regulatory environment preferred.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong interpersonal skills and consensus building skills required.  Must exercise good judgment.  Ability to represent BHA and residents in a productive, mutually beneficial and flexible manner is critical.  Bilingual Spanish preferred. 

  

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